Beyond “The Exhibition Straight-Jacket”: How British Amateur Film Clubs Created an Alternative Distribution and Exhibition Network, 1923-1933

Johnston, Keith M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1989-8549 and Frith, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5608-5088 (2022) Beyond “The Exhibition Straight-Jacket”: How British Amateur Film Clubs Created an Alternative Distribution and Exhibition Network, 1923-1933. Film History, 34 (3). ISSN 0892-2160 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article explores an overlooked third strand of the 1920s British film industry’s distribution and exhibition practices: amateur filmmakers. Our analysis of the UK amateur networks that were created through the 1920s and into the early 1930s offers a challenge to accepted ideas that British cinema exhibition was limited to a small number of metropolitan mainstream or independent art cinemas. By tracing the amateur cinema’s move from an interaction with mainstream exhibition venues to the introduction of a national amateur network, we offer a more nuanced understanding of amateur film culture and its community-led model of distribution and exhibition.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2022 12:31
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/88599
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